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Chambers of P Mendelle QC, G Carter-Stephenson QC & J Dein QC
25 Bedford Row

Living Wage


Specialist in serious criminal law, fraud and regulation. A significant practice in human rights, public inquiries, judicial review, sport and media.


Visiting Professor of Law, Cardiff University. Former lawyer at Clifford Chance.

Caseload includes representing bereaved families in Manchester Arena Bombings, Deepcut litigation, Nimrod, Hercules, Puma, and Gordon Gentle; acting for the Mayor of London in John Worboys JR, for 43 Labour MP’s in Parliament Prorogation argument, for Labour Group in Grenfell, JR challenge to DUP/Government Deal, JR Protocol re OfQual Algorithm complaint, R v Lishman (Murder, Gibraltar), for the Captain of Grace 1, Iranian tanker seized in Gibraltar, Chief Legal Advisor to Shadow Legal Aid Minister, Special Advisor to Lord Bach’s Access to Justice Report; Paul Chambers (Twitter Joke trial); R v Cleary (Lulzsec Cyber fraud); R v Beard (Jury Contempt); Jacintha Saldahna (Australia/Nurse Inquest); Re: Halpin (Dr David Kelly judicial review); represented Occupy St Pauls; represented a number of premiership referees, footballers and broadcasters; R v Marrache (international corporate fraud); R v Edgington (Schizophrenic murder); Linda Bellingham (Libel); Re: Peter Harris (Andy Carroll Liverpool transfer litigation); Re: Emma O’Reilly (Lance Armstrong litigation); advising Reprieve Re: Shaker Aamer (last UK detainee in Guantanamo); Whitewind (ground-breaking child murder, referred to Court of Appeal after Roy Meadow’s criticisms).

Terrorist work includes R v Boughaba (ricin raid); R v Hamza (son of Abu Hamza). Also BCCI and; Northern Rock cases.

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Bencher Middle Temple. Member of Australian and Gibralta Bar.


University of Newcastle upon Tyne (LLB (Hons); Butterworth Law Prizeman).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

John Cooper QC25 Bedford RowA skilled advocate.

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

John Cooper QC25 Bedford RowHe is ferocious in court.